The inaugural MENA Digital Motorsport Cup, the foremost-ever tournament of its form in the relate, took relate in Amman, Jordan on September 10-11.
Supported by the FIA Sport Grant Programme and hosted by Jordan Motorsport (JMS) with the aid of The Automobile and Touring Club of Lebanon (ATCL), the floor-breaking tournament attracted younger racing and video gaming followers from across the relate.
The tournament drew contestants from 11 countries: Lebanon, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Cyprus, Palestine, Mauritania, Oman and Jordan. Every country used to be represented by two contestants selected both via national qualifiers or as country nominees. Two female opponents had been among the opponents in the dwell Toyota Gazoo Racing MENA Digital Cup Profitable.
Opponents had been able to reproduction staunch racing the utilize of the Gran Turismo Sport gaming platform. Sami Jo Abi Nakhle, of Lebanon, emerged victorious at the finale at the Royal Automobile Museum, Amman. Jordan’s Izz Bustami used to be 2d with Khaled Al-Maraghi, of Qatar, third.
“This has been a one-of-a-form tournament that has enabled us as motorsport organisers to reach out to a complete new youthful viewers,” acknowledged Zaid Balqez, the CEO of Jordan Motorsport.
“It enables younger drivers to abilities the thrills of motorsport with out making any excessive monetary investment. It’s our design to repeat motorsport to as wide an viewers as most likely in recount to develop our competitor and fan substandard in the crash and export more Arab skill to the realm.”